Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Snatchers, by Edward McDermott

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(Time Travel) Max makes a living snatching valuable individuals from the past. Snatching the author of “The Little Prince” from WWII France shouldn’t be too difficult, if everything goes according to plan. (4,425 words; Time: 14m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The Snatchers," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 03-04|17, published on by .

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Pro: The details of the snatch are fun, and there’s plenty of tension around sneaking in and then executing the snatch. The writing itself is smooth, making for a pleasant read.

Con: The ending falls flat. The narrator has no control over it, and it just seems entirely arbitrary. It also feels a little unfinished since we learn nothing about how Saint-Exupéry handled his arrival nor whether Eric was good for the final payment.

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